The winter season is in full swing and Massachusetts has already seen a few minor storms come our way. When the roads are wet, icy and snow covered, it is proven that it’s dangerous to drive. Tire Rack, an online tire retailer has tested various types of snow tires and has provided the top four tires to use on your vehicle during the winter season.
1. Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
2. Continental ExtremeWinterContact
3. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
4. Michelin X-Ice Xi3
But why are winter tires different than all-season tires and summer tires? Each tire is made with different types of rubber compounds. A tire that is used in the fall, spring and summer is manufactured to heat up and create more road grip at warmer temperatures. Typically, these tires are only supposed to be used when it is warmer than 40-50 degrees outside. Winter tires are the complete opposite. These tires are made with rubber compounds that will create grip with the road at colder temperatures (30 degrees and lower). By having winter tires, your front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all wheel drive car will be able to grip the road more efficiently than your standard all-season or summer tire!
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With driving conditions currently being sub par, we want to make sure all of the drivers on the road are properly covered in the unfortunate event of an accident. Call us today at 877-550-0025 to schedule an appointment with one of your experienced insurance representatives!